Angry Drunk Slugs California Officer

An apparently drunk man was arrested Tuesday morning in Sacramento after he hit a patrol officer in the eye, authorities said.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. --

An apparently drunk man was arrested Tuesday morning in Sacramento after he hit a patrol officer in the eye, authorities said.

Officers were called to the 6100 block of South Land Park Drive just after midnight when a homeowner found Donald Tracy Kelley, 48, sleeping in the driveway and refusing to leave.

Police said Kelly thought he had stumbled to the home of a relative.

A police report said Kelley became combative and refused to cooperate when officers attempted to place him in handcuffs. That's when an officer was struck, receiving a minor injury.

Kelley was booked on suspicion of two felonies and a misdemeanor: battery, resisting arrest and public drunkenness. He remains in jail. Bail was set at $50,000.

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